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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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4,327 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,327
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 83
Gots: 474 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 07-08-2001)
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Photo of jjkatter
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a Trappistes Rochefort goblet...

A- pale blonde in color with a whit pillowey head that seems to hang around. Very nice in appearance.

S- hard sugar candy and yeast with freshly mown hay.

T- yeast and wheat with fresh straw. Lacks substantial body, but fairly refreshing.

MF- fairly effervescent with a somewhat dry finish.

O- While I prefer more depth in my beer, this is not to bad as wheat beers go.

Photo of Sarunas7
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of chetripley
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is very deceiving if you rely on looks alone, because it is the palest and weakest looking brew I have ever seen but it packs a pretty good wheaty punch, that lasts throughout the bottle. Strong aromas of wheat and banana, some grains and lemons soothe you through the entire drink.
Heady and robust, this is one worth repeating.
Poured from the bottle into my Stella chalice, was a part of the Binny's Beers of the World Gift set.

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of VaterRoss
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into goblet

Pale straw yellow, almost watery looking. Pours with a big head. Smell is that nice wit/weiss yeast smell with some wet wheat, all in all a bit dry smelling. Taste is yeast and a strong amount of coriander, a bit watery. Mouthfeel is prickly due to high carb and spices.

For me this is the benchmark wit: easy to find, no extremes, and quite good. Nothing I would turn my nose up at but certainly not a great wit. This beer smells and tastes quite good.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Pegasus
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy quite pale golden color, somewhat like grapefruit juice. Massive cloud top head with what can only be called superb retention and drifts of excellent lacing. Sheets of fine carbonation drift to the surface to renew the head. A quite visually appealing beer.

Aroma: Malty with sweet orange and lemon notes and spices; very inviting.

Taste: Begins with rich and tart malt, subtle carbonation, mild cloves, and light fruit. As the taste progresses, the bready wheat malt vies with a moderate, faintly earthy hop presence. finishes with a pleasant and soft bitterness and a slight, lingering sweetness..

Mouth feel: Very smooth, slightly slick, pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: A quite wonderful beer, in my opinion, and most appropriate for a hot summer day in Texas.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom 11.2 ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown; served in a frozen Hoegaarden hexagonal tumbler, per the recommendation on the label.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of SupaCelt
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is a cloudy yellow. like urinary tract infection. small white head that dispatches into a ring a ding ding and leaves some spitty lace clingers.

the smell carries a bit of banana. corriander is listed on the label and is definitely detectable on the nose. very crispy.

the taste is light and spritely. the crispness works well with the banana and spice. light and wit. not overly interesting.

the mouthfeel is light and dances across the palate. it works well with the flavours. this is a compact unit.

overall, this is a decent run. repeatable qualities are perhaps not abundant, but a man might as well let this dance across his face once. you only live once, pour em in. love...

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of stalker5
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy white/yellowish color, decent white head but unfortunatelty never really sticks around leaving no reminents. Smells of oranges, wheat, bubblegum, other citrus. Taste is light wheat and orange up front with a bit of lemony, citrus flavors also present. Mouthfeel is light and watery with prickly carbonation. Good taste, crisp, citrusy. Definitely could drink many and often.

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 4,327 ratings.